Lifeless. Bloodless. Predictable.
That describes too much of Christian fiction for young people, once you get past C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia and a few other good reads. But now comes Lee Duigon’s Bell Mountain, a new novel that’s full of life, is modestly and discretely bloody in places, and is anything but predictable. Here’s the opening sentence:
This is a story about a boy who was so haunted by a mountain that it gave him bad dreams. You may have had bad dreams when you were Jack’s age, but not like these.